Katrina Jongman-Sereno

Katrina Jongman-Sereno
  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Assistant Professor of Social Psychology



I received my Ph.D. from Duke University in 2016. After that, I spent two years teaching and doing research as a College Fellow at Harvard University.

At Hood, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Introductory, Social, and Personality Psychology. I’m interested in how social environment (e.g., the people you’re around) and individual characteristics (e.g., your personality traits) influence thoughts, emotions, and behavior. My main area of research is authenticity.

I examine questions such as what does it mean to be authentic and what leads people to judge themselves and others as authentic versus inauthentic. I also conduct research on self-presentation, examining how people conceal or highlight different aspects of themselves depending on the situation. But if you stop by my office, I promise I won’t judge you!


  • Ph.D., Duke University
  • M.A., Duke University
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis